October 10 — MPSF Speaker Series: Lisa Ling

Posted on October 3, 2012

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The MPSF Speaker Series has twice been voted “Best Lecture Series in the Nation” by the International Platform Association, and provides 3 separate speakers series locations.  Past speakers have included President Jimmy Carter, Bill Moyers, Lesley Stahl, Ann Richard and Carl Sagan.

Speaker scheduled for October 10:  Lisa Ling.

Lisa Ling is currently executive producer and host of Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network. In the first season Lisa embedded in a Midwest town ravaged by an onslaught of heroin and got exclusive access inside an anti-gay religious movement. In season two, Lisa witnessed the manifestation of PTSD in returning veterans of war and went undercover to investigate the under-­-age sex trafficking of minors in the nation’s capital.

As the former field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News’Nightline and National Geographic’s Explorer, Lisa Ling has reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India, the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, and the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in Central America, among other issues that are too often ignored.

Lisa got her start in journalism as a correspondent for Channel One News where she covered the civil war in Afghanistan at 21 years of age as well as stories in dozens of countries around the world. She later went on to become a co-­-host of ABC Daytime’s hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time at the show.

Lisa was a special correspondent for CNN’s Planet in Peril series and is a contributing editor for USA Today’s USA Weekend magazine. She is the co-­-author of Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood and Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home, which she penned with her sister, Laura. She is a co-­-founder ofwww.SecretSocietyofWomen.com, a contributor to www.iVolunteer.org and serves on the Board of Directors for the California Museum.

For tickets and more information, visit: http://speakerseries.net/lisa-ling/
Date and Time:  October 10, 8:00pm – 9:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)
Parking:  $5.00, cash per vehicle
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